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i-con2 Omaruru : Travel Information and Accommodation
Sights
Tikoloshe Afrika
The art centre in Omaruru is definitely worth a visit. A great variety of remarkable wood carvings are created here and sold in different places of Namibia. They are also exported nowadays. Some of the objects are huge, up to 10 metres high. Withered dry roots and trunks are used, mostly hundreds and thousands of years old. The wood is collected in the semi-desert in the north of Namibia.

Visitors can watch the wood sculptors at work. Most of them come from the Kavango region, where wood-carving is rooted in the tradition. The area produces many talented craftsmen. They practice carving from childhood. The motives are exclusively African.

tikoloshThe sculptures reflect the African Spirit, the rich treasure of African mythology, the way of thinking and perceiving. The Tikolosh for example is an important figure from the mythology. It is a little goblin, very small, about 20 cm tall, whom many people in southern Africa fear. The Tikolosh (or Tokolosh) is active mainly at night. He moves around on the ground and is up to a lot of mischief, including sexual assaults on sleeping women. Tikoloshe are invisible for grown-ups. Only some children can see them and the sangomas, traditional healers. These have the means to banish the Tikoloshe through certain rituals.

The authenticity of the sculptures at Tikoloshe Afrika enthuse collectors and art lovers all over the world. More information on the Website.

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Photo: Tikoloshe Afrika in Tal Steeet 40

Franke Tower
The Franke Tower can be visited; a climb up the stairs will reward you with a stunning view. The key is available at the Hotel opposite the road.

Sand Dragon
In this bistro on Main Road one can sit comfortably and have a chat over a cup of coffee or tea. For lunch there are a couple of delicious snacks. Sand Dragon is also the tourist information.

Kristall Wine Estate
The first established wine estate in Namibia, since 2007 managed by Michael und Kathrin Weber, lies on the road D2328, 4 km north-east of Omaruru. On 3 hectares two different wines are produced; Colombard and Ruby Cabernet. There is a little tavern where you can sit, have a snack and sample the estate wine. Guided tours are offered. Tel: 064 570083.

Restaurant
Sand Dragon. W. Zeraua Road. Tel 064-570707.

Erongo Unterkunft

Kánsimba Game Lodge

Enjoy nature at its wildest and most unspoilt; en-suite rooms and luxury suites, excellent cuisine, game drives, pool.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)62 503 966

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Namib Guestfarm Onduruquea

Very scenic on 15.000 ha savannah; 10 bungalows with aircon; all meals; pool, walks, wellness, game drives.

Rates: DBL from N$ 630 pP BB

Phone +264 (0)64 570832

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Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

In the Okonjati game reserve, Big5; nice suites en-suite; jacuzzi, pool; restaurant; elefants, lions; game feeding.

Rates: DBL from N$ 1600 pP DBB

Phone +264(0)67 290173

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Okonjima

Exclusive lodge in private game reserve. Beautiful en-suite rooms and chalets, restaurant; pool; game drives; big cats tracking.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)67 687032

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Hohenstein Lodge

Beautiful position close to Spitzkoppe; ensuite bungalows; great views; restaurant; pool; game drives, rock paintings, hiking.

Rates: DBL from N$ 630 PP BB

Phone +264 (0)64 530 900

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Etusis Lodge

Stunning scenery on 18000 ha game farm near Karibib; stilish bungalows or safari-tents; pool, restaurant; horse riding.

Rates: DBL from N$ 1105 pP DBB

Phone +264(0)64 550826

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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Spectacular scenery in nature reserve; stylish en-suite chalets; very quiet; all meals; hiking, game drives; pool.

Rates: DBL from N$ 1400 pP DBB

Phone +264 (0)61 239 199

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Brandberg Rest Camp

Affordable resort in the village. Ensuite rooms, apartments or camping. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar. Internet. Tours.

Rates: DBL from N$ 300 PP BB

Phone +264 (0)64 504038

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Epako Game Lodge

Beautiful area. 11.000 ha, plenty of game. Ensuite rooms with aircon, minibar, phone. Bar, pool. Waterhole. All meals.

Rates: DBL from N$ 1107 PP DBB

Phone +264 (0)64 570551

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